Accession Number:

AD0785357

Title:

Synthetic Programs Library - Concepts and Facilities, User's Guide.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL COBOL COMPILER TESTING SERVICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

Some form of benchmarks have for some time constituted the accepted form of minimum performance measurement in competitive computer system selection. Benchmarks have the advantages of constituting semi-real work mixes and running on real systems. Benchmarks also suffer from certain disadvantages. Synthetic programs have been suggested as a viable alternative to natural benchmarks. A small library of synthetic COBOL programs has been developed, and experiments are being conducted to determine its suitability as a source of benchmark programs. The synthetic programs are task-oriented and completely portable.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE